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In Georgia, a group of third-graders plotted to attack their teacher . At first, the entire sentence seems like one big joke . Surely they must’ve been playing some sort of game or this is a strange introduction to some play that the children were involved in . But no, it’s actually true . A group of about nine or ten third-graders ranging in age from eight years old to ten years old decided to exact revenge on their teacher after she scolded one of them for standing on a chair . According to the International Herald Tribune, the students intended to “knock the teacher unconscious with a crystal paperweight, bind her with the handcuffs and tape, and then stab her with the knife .” Authorities are unsure as to whether or not the intent was to
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Unformatted text preview: call real harm, citing that students may have believed the outcome to be something like a cartoon . Some mothers of other students are calling for the expulsion of all the children involved, citing school policy and their fear that their own children could have been hurt in the process . Two of the students, both girls, were arrested on juvenile charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault . These girls brought the knife and the paperweight to school. Another boy would possibly be charged as well for having brought the tape . None of the children involved have been allowed back to school since the incident ....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course EDUC 101 taught by Professor Pagano during the Spring '08 term at Colgate.

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